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Coach Wei's Blog Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while: Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java? I have to admit that I do not have an answer. Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers, I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk just like me. The other reason that I ponder this question is that  the power of Java is a perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)

Two Key Challenges for Ajax Adoption that We Have Ignored

Two Key Challenges for Ajax Adoption that We Have Ignored by coachwei on Tue 11 Jul 2006 12:52 PM EDT  |  Permanent Link  |  Cosmos There are some fairly big issues with Ajax and I am puzzled. I think the Ajax community need to pay more attention here in order for Ajax to be really adopted. Before i get into the negatives about Ajax, let me clarify my position about Ajax first. Yes, there are huge amount of excitement around Ajax. Web companies like Google, and Yahoo are obviously behind Ajax - not only building Ajax-based applications like GoogleMap and Yahoo Mail, but also provid... (more)

AJAX Pioneer Coach Wei to Present at AJAX World

The AJAX model dominates headlines, but developing with JavaScript requires considerable developer skills, especially when migrating existing client/server applications to the Web. A new wave of software infrastructure providers is leveraging Java expertise to create enterprise-caliber Rich Internet Applications. This session will discuss building and deploying AJAX (Asynchronous Java + XML) applications using the Java server platform as a JavaScript alternative. Coach's session will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, Ca... (more)

JavaFX and Rich Internet Applications

Coach Wei's Blog (May 8, 2007) - Quite a few people are asking me what I think of Sun's JavaFX announcement. It is funny and we saw this coming - Who wouldn't anticipate Sun to make some big announcement at JavaOne? People were predicting the announcement is going to be "open sourcing Java" - Oh, no, that was last year :-) It is quite amazing that rich internet application is suddenly getting so much attention. Adobe has been pushing Flash as a platform. Microsoft is pushing .NET via Silverlight, and now  Sun is positioning the Java Platform for RIA via this JavaFX announcement.... (more)

Dojo Grid and Open Source Community Contribution

Coach Wei's Blog My company, Nexaweb, together with SitePen, Mozilla Foundation, Redfin, etc, joined force in making an important contribution to the open source community. See SitePen, Mozilla Foundation, Nexaweb Technologies, Redfin, & SnapLogic Announce Open Source Contribution of TurboAjax Group’s High-Performance Grid Widget to Dojo Foundation. This is interesting not only because it bridges a gap in Dojo toolkit.  Dojo has been the most credible offering in the Ajax marketplace so far (there are a few other good ones too, such as jQuery and EXT, though they have differe... (more)